Looking younger and more vibrant is only a quick treatment away! JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® dermal fillers at our Charleston, SC, location are a popular, nonsurgical option for correcting many common signs of aging. Our experienced injectors at CC Skin Clinic can smooth away lines, plump up your lips, and add youthful volume to the face, all in a matter of minutes.
Dermal fillers are a safe, effective way to treat age-related volume loss and enhance facial contours. They provide a variety of benefits for women and men who want to look great at any age. Fillers can:
Smooth away nasolabial folds and marionette lines
Add volume and shape to the cheeks and chin
Define the jawline
Fill in under-eye hollows and correct dark circles
Shape and enhance the lips
While lip injections and cheek fillers are among the most popular treatments, we can also use these versatile products to rejuvenate areas such as the brows, temples, and hands.
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JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XC: Treats delicate areas near the lips and eyes
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE XC: Corrects deep lines and folds
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC: Restores lost volume in the cheeks, improves chin profile
JUVÉDERM VOLUX XC: Reshapes and defines the jawline
The Restylane product line is a hyaluronic acid-based filler manufactured by Galderma. Restylane fillers soften facial creases and can be used to enhance your lips, chin, and cheeks. This family includes:
Restylane Defyne: Corrects the appearance of laugh lines
Restylane Lyft: Adds volume to the cheeks and hands
Restylane Contour: Adds volume to the midface and cheeks
Restylane Kysse: Adds volume to the upper lips and smooths perioral lines
Restylane Fynesse: Treats a range of facial wrinkles
Restylane Refyne: Treats moderate to severe laugh lines and nasolabial folds
Restylane Volyme: Restores volume to the cheeks, chin, and eyebrows
Using fillers for lip augmentation is one of the most popular applications of filler. Our providers use these products to help improve the shape and fullness of the lips without creating an overdone or exaggerated look. Fillers like JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA and VOLLURE, as well as Restylane Kysse, are specially formulated for natural-looking lip volume. Results from this treatment typically last 6 to 9 months.
Tear Trough Fillers
Many people, regardless of age, have hollows, bags, or dark circles under the eyes in the area called the tear trough. Fillers can be used to create a smooth contour and reduce the appearance of shadows for a more rested, youthful appearance. Results typically last 9 to 12 months, and with regular touch-ups, you should prolong your results and require less filler at later treatments.
Preparing for Dermal Filler Injections
Since dermal fillers are a nonsurgical, minimally invasive procedure, not much prep is involved. Do what you can to avoid excessive sun exposure and double-check that any skincare routines you have will not disrupt your results. Avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements, such as aspirin and vitamin E, for two weeks prior to treatment to minimize bruising.
What Happens During a Filler Treatment?
A filler treatment begins with your injector marking and sanitizing the skin. After the skin is cleansed, your provider will inject filler into your target areas. Most treatments can be completed in 30 minutes, depending on the number of areas you’re addressing. There is no recovery time required after your procedure, so you can return to work or home right away.
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You can continue your usual routine immediately after the procedure, but don’t rub the treated area or participate in strenuous activity for a day or so. Most patients experience minor redness, bruising, swelling, or discomfort at the injection site, but they usually resolve within a few days. Cold compresses can help alleviate these symptoms.
How Long Do Fillers Last?
Filler results can last from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the specific filler you use. Most patients schedule regular touch-up treatments to maintain their ideal results.
Can I Combine Fillers With Other Treatments?
Dermal fillers are a great complement to other cosmetic treatments. Many patients combine filler treatment with BOTOX® to enhance their results and fade dynamic wrinkles and lines. This is sometimes called a “liquid facelift.” Dermal fillers can also be combined with plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift or eyelid surgery to polish and refine surgical results.
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Since these two injectable products do different things in different ways, one is not better than the other. Both are excellent for what they’re designed to do. BOTOX temporarily relaxes the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles like frown lines and crow’s feet. Fillers add volume beneath the skin to smooth lines and correct contour irregularities like hollows and folds.
Is JUVÉDERM safe?
Yes. JUVÉDERM and Restylane products are made from synthetic hyaluronic acid—a substance that occurs naturally in our skin. Reactions to these products are very rare, and hyaluronic acid fillers have an excellent safety profile. Additionally, if you are unhappy with your results or want the filler removed for any reason, these products can be dissolved with an injection of hyaluronidase.
How do I know which dermal filler to use?
We don’t expect you to know which filler is right for you—that’s why we’re here! Our experienced providers will discuss your concerns, your goals, and your budget when developing your treatment plan. Fortunately, we have an extensive array of fillers to choose from, and we will help you decide which filler will best meet your needs.
Will my dermal filler results look natural?
Our experienced injectors take great pride in creating natural-looking results. We take a conservative approach to creating just the look you want, so you don’t have to worry about looking overfilled or unnatural.
How long does lip filler take to settle?
The lips tend to swell more than other areas treated with dermal fillers. Swelling usually peaks between 24 to 48 hours after your injections, but some residual swelling can last for several weeks.
What’s the best age to start getting fillers?
There is no perfect age to start getting fillers; this is a very personal decision. If you feel that fillers could help you feel better about your appearance, whether you’re in your 20s or 70s, come in for a consultation and we can discuss what fillers can do for you.
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Whether you want to plump up your lips or smooth away wrinkles, dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM and Restylane are great options. If you would like to learn more about injectable treatments at our Charleston, SC, med spa, please request a consultation online or call
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